Yazoo County Investigator Noble Brooks said the shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Thomas Road near a horse racing track. Eric Bouldin Jr., 25, was shot in the head and was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Deputies said the victim was no longer in critical condition as of Wednesday, January 12.
Brooks said the shooting happened over illegal betting on horse racing. He added that at least four horses were also shot.
“We know that the shooting involved some horse racing and possibly some betting involved, illegal betting that resulted in an altercation that led to shooting one to two more persons. There also were some horses involved that were shot,” said Brooks.
He said there are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department at (662)-746-5611.